Congratulations to our 2017 Stars!
Life EMS is proud to recognize Derek Vermillion as a 2017 Star of Life.
Derek began his career in EMS in 2010 as an EMT Basic with the Watonga Oklahoma Fire Department. Shortly thereafter, he was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in the 45th Infantry Division for Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2011–2012 he was redeployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Upon returning in 2012, he enrolled in Paramedic school at Redlands Community College, completing his degree in 2014. Derek became employed at Life EMS in August of 2015, and has since been promoted to the position of Operations and QA Supervisor.
Derek was instrumental in implementing new mapping system software for the service. He also played a key role in rebuilding the Volunteer rural Service in Watonga to prevent it from closing.
Derek was chosen as a Star by his fellow medics. His passion and pride in his work at Life EMS and Watonga EMS is truly unprecedented.
Thanks for choosing Life EMS, Derek.